Joseph Gayne Chenoweth

1891 - 1967

Artist biography

Joseph Gayne Chenoweth was a visual artist, Joseph Gayne Chenoweth was born in 1891 and died in 1967. Artists Karl Opfermann, Giovanni Bianconi, Paul Max Albrecht, Harry Armstrong Nolan, and August Backman are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Joseph Gayne Chenoweth

Joseph Gayne Chenoweth was born in 1891 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1900s and 1910s. The Fauves are generally considered to be the first foremost Post-Impressionist group, working in the at the start of the 20th century. Including artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that vivid, other worldly colours and vibrant brushstrokes were an integral component of painting. At the same time, a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his famous Blue and Rose periods in Paris, and by the end of the 1920s he had developed the initial ideas of depicting fractured views of reality alongside his contemporary Georges Braque. This movement became known as Analytical Cubism. The first twenty years of the twentieth century can be viewed to be the most fruitful, and are seen as the era in art history when modern and modernist ideas initially began to take hold culturally. Mechanisation in production and ideas of order and rationality ensured the discipline of architecture to develop at an astounding rate, and was defined by in the work of Le Corbusier and Gerrit Rietveld. Bauhaus was prevalent during this era and defined the idea of a common discipline across all sectors of creative art. Most, if not all, of the ideologies of significant art movements that we associate with modern and contemporary art can be traced back to the diverse range of work produced at this time.

Joseph Gayne Chenoweth

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